Oyo Govt Moves To Boost Water Supply

The Oyo state government, has said it is working out modalities on how to improve its Water Supply Project, especially in the area of provision of adequate potable water.

The chairman of the corporation, Hon. Elias Adeojo made this remark during his tour of the corporation’s facilities across the State.

Adeojo said the tour is aimed at actualising the rehabilitation, upgrading and expansion of the state’s water supply scheme to improve water supply infrastructure so as to meet the emerging water demand in the state.

Hon. Adeojo emphasized that the government is committed to the well-being of residents, hence its determination to address all factors besetting water production as enshrined in the Omituntun 2.0 mantra.

He noted that all the moribund equipment of the Corporation would be revamped in order to meet up with the present day need of potable water.

He added that abandoned projects would be revisited and reviewed so as to maximize the purpose they were projected for and curb wastage of scarce resources.

On the perennial problem of epileptic power supply to the Corporation’s formations across the state, he assured that the issue would soon be a thing of the past as all hands are on deck to surmount it by the state government.

He added that alternative power supply would be explored soon when the economic situation of the state improves.

Ibadan Media Outfit To Launch Online Radio

Mohammed Shosanya

Moac Global Media,a news and entertainment service provider, based in Ibadan, is set to launch its online radio service.

Its proprietor and Chief Executive Officer,Mr. Michael Olu Abi Coker,said the media outfit seeks to satisfy its teeming audience with new contents at the dial of a button on their devices.

He disclosed that the media outfit has concluded preparations to kick-start Power365 FM for listeners in the country and the diaspora.

He said listeners can access the live audio feed for Power365FM, an expansion of MOACTV through a simple download of its app from any mobile phone.

He said the new online platform will live stream events, while interactive content, where listeners can call in, will be made available too.

According to him,listeners will also have an option of switching to MOACTV on the same app, after download, while an option to hear popular programs they may have missed due to the difference in time zone will be considered.

“Power365 FM will be the world’s largest online radio and a leading provider of interactive mobile applications for listeners. With its proprietary “HD” voice technology, MOAC Global lovers can connect to either our radio and television channels around the world”, he said.

Moac Global Media, an independent channel founded in 2021,currently reaches an audience of over 200, 000 people throughout Africa and the world.

Ifa Devotees Seek Release Of Talolorun

The international Council For Ifa Religion,has condemned the illegal arrest and remand of a popular Isese devotee and activist Adegbola Abdulazeez, popularly known as Talolorun (Who is God),calling for his immediate release.

The group argued that Nigeria is a secular nation, which every religion should be respected and have freedom of worshipping and be tolerance with each other.

Talolorun was arrested in Ibadan, Oyo state capital on August 16 and taken to Sanyo Police Station before whisked away to Ilorin, Kwara state by the team from Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Area Command, Ilorin.

He was arraigned the following day for defamation and consequently the presiding judge ordered his remand in correctional centre for 50 days.

He was reportedly arrested for insulting the Emir of Ilorin among other offences.

The International Council For Ifa Religion,in a statement signed by Araba Agbaye, High Chief Owolabi Aworeni, condemned police action,saying the officers are bias for supporting one religion against another.

The statement said: “Taniolorun was arrested in Ibadan on August 16 and first taken to Sanyo Police station before whisked away to Police station in Ilorin. On August 17, he was charged to court for defamation and the judge ordered his remand in correctional centre for 50 days.

“If the Police is not taking side, how can they arrested someone on Wednesday evening and arraigned him on Thursday morning without even telling his family whereabout of him, they don’t allow him to lawyer before his arraignment.

“Nigeria is a secular state,every religion should be respected and have freedom of worshipping but in Ilorin and few other states, reverse is the case.

“Isese devotees are peace-loving people, we are not troublemakers,we simply wanted to celebrate our festivals but were stopped and asked to seek permission. When Muslims want to celebrate Sallah, do they need permission to do this as well? Why demanding such from Isese worshippers?

“Because Talolorun was calling for support for Isese, he was framed up that he defamed Emir, some were saying he burnt Quran, which are far from the truth.

“We are using this medium to call for his immediate release to avoid religious crisis, which is already heating up, two religions are having issue, the law enforcement agency, Police is after one, supporting the other, this is violation of human rights and freedom of worshipping.

“We are calling on stakeholders to call Police authority in Kwara to order, and facilitate the release of Talolorun before this degenerate to avoidable religious crisis”.

NIMASA Didn’t Acquire Properties In England -Spokeman

Mohammed Shosanya

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency NIMASA, has faulted the allegation by Femi Falana, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, leveled against it to the effect that three properties were acquired by the organization in England saying it has not acquired any property in any foreign country in the last 30 years.

Osagie Edward the Assistant Director, Public Relations,who conveyed this in a statement, insisted that there is no truth in the allegations, as it did not acquire any property in England, as claimed by Femi Falana, on Channels Television Programme Sunrise on Friday.

It said:”Our attention has been drawn to the allegation by Femi Falana, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, leveled against the Management of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency NIMASA, bordering on acquiring three properties in England under this regime.

“This allegation was made by Senior Advocate Femi Falana Friday on Channels Television Programme Sunrise.We wish to state that there is no truth in the allegations, as NIMASA did not acquire any property in England, as claimed by Femi Falana.

“Furthermore, the Agency has not acquired any property in any foreign country in over 30 years.While we respect the views of the learned silk on public matters, NIMASA demands that he takes responsibility and retract this false claim.

“We also use this medium to caution that he and other members of the public should verify their facts before going public with any information”